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  • Copper supplement horse before after
  • Paprika black horse

 
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    07-16-2011, 04:31 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I totally forgot about this post...

I've had her on Dark as Knight for at least 3 months now and she is STILL bleaching... not as fast or as bad but its still there. Im having my barn owner keep a fly sheet on her any time she's out.. but that's annoying cause of how expensive it gets..


Mom2pride... can you explain more about the copper?? Is there a supplement??? Cause Nova does have low red blood cells sometimes and I may end up putting her back on red cell idk if that has any copper in it or anything?
     
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    07-16-2011, 07:32 PM
  #12
Weanling
Here is my black horse BEFORE (in July in TX):


And here he is early Sept (about 6 weeks) AFTER:




I used NU-IMAGE supplement. They also make NU-IMAGE Dark Horse. You can find it at most tack shops or local feed stores.
Or online
Nu-Image - Horse Skin & Coat Supplements from SmartPak Equine
     
    07-16-2011, 09:09 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Ill definitely have to try that.. couldnt hurt her.
     
    07-16-2011, 10:16 PM
  #14
Weanling
I heard paprika is great for black horses, but you need to stop giving it about a month before showing since it shows up positive in drug tests.
     
    07-16-2011, 11:49 PM
  #15
Weanling
I use solid paprika. Two tablespoons a day.

BAK has paprika as the leading ingridient, but the other stuff is just a filler and lessens the effectiveness of it.

My bay gelding is, in mid summer, a beautiful rich dark bay, and the sun doesnt fade him to almost a buckskin anymore. Just take him off of it a few weeks before a show. Its best to start feeding it during winter, for it to be fully effective.
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    07-16-2011, 11:57 PM
  #16
Trained
Neither paprika or BAK worked for me and I started it super early and feed about 2-4oz of it. I just use a fly sheet with uv protection. My horse still fades !
     

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